Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to host the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be shown on ATPT.

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

Pittsburgh (receiving -125 odds) is hosting this one as the favorite against Colorado and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total now stand at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at Rockies +1.5 runs (-180) and Pirates -1.5 runs (+160).

The Pirates are 24-22 straight up (SU) and 26-19 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.7 units for moneyline bettors and 3.3 units ATS. On the other hand, the Rockies are 22-25 SU and have gone 24-22 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 3.1 units for moneyline bettors through the early portions of the year, but have gained 0.3 units ATS.

Pittsburgh games have had an over/under record of 23-21-1 so far in 2019. The Rockies have an over/under record of 24-19-3.

Right-hander Antonio Senzatela will get the nod for Colorado. Senzatela (3-3, 4.89 ERA) has recorded 25 strikeouts in 38.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Pirates this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Pirates are turning to Jordan Lyles (4-1, 1.97 ERA). Lyles has 47 strikeouts and 16 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.05. Lyles only made one start against the Rockies in 2018 (1-0, 1.32 ERA and 15 strikeouts across 13.2 innings).

Pittsburgh’s pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.11 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.69 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 10.5 K/9.

Pittsburgh’s hitters are putting up 3.7 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .250/.310/.407 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Josh Bell has helped lead the Pirates’ offense this season with 15 home runs, 45 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.42 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.47 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.95, along with a K-per-9 of 7.85.

The Rockies offense has slashed .250/.315/.442 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game this year, including 5.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Charlie Blackmon has sparked Colorado’s hitters and is slashing .298/.355/.566 with 10 home runs, 31 RBIs and 35 runs scored.

The Rockies are looking for another win after a 9-3 victory in the prior game of this series.

Rockies at Pirates Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Pirates, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Colorado’s last seven contests.
  • The Rockies have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
  • The Rockies have a total OPS of .757 this season and an OPS of .742 against right-handed pitchers. The Pirates’ OPS stands at .683 overall and .690 against righties.
  • Colorado has recorded 25.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.6 over its last five.